About Sen McGlinn + Sonja van KerkhoffSen McGlinn (Christchurch, Aotearoa/New Zealand, 1956) is of English and Irish descent and is a fifth and second generation New Zealand born Pākehā.
In the 1980s he lived in the Hauraki gulf on a boat he had built himself. His first book of poetry was published in 1977 (>> More about his poetry). Then he studied English literature and theology in Dunedin before moving to the Netherlands in 1989 where he still lives with his partner Sonja van Kerkhoff, who is also an artist in residence at the Rotorua ArtVillage. They have two adult sons, Toroa and Tamatea. Later he did a masters in Islamic Studies at Leiden University and this link is to some of his translations of Perisan poetry. Sen started working with Sonja on various art projects from the early 90s onwards and has also exhibited his independently made projects since 1992. Sen’s sculptures have been made in the U.K. Romania, France, Belgium, Spain, and the Netherlands. This will be his first sculpture project in Aotearoa.
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She has been exhibiting her installations, sculptures, paintings, prints, drawings, photography, and performing at festivals, since the mid 1980s. She also taught art and art history in high school in the mid 1980s and these days regularly gives lectures at art schools on contemporary art in diverse media. Often Sen McGlinn and her work on projects together. Links to Sonja’s art website or a list sorted by media.